International Publishing at City, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Train for international publishing roles with the International Publishing MA from City. From research-led assignments to digital content development, we will give you the extensive range of modern skills and knowledge required to succeed in this fascinating and forever changing industry. You will learn how international publishing is continuing to evolve alongside the digital revolution.

  • Our programme gives you an applied understanding of how physical and digital texts are conceived, developed and marketed.
  • Your learning will be directly influenced by your own publishing interests. This could mean publishing for entertainment, education, research or information.
  • Together with research-led analytical assignments, you will develop a portfolio that reflects the range of professional roles in contemporary global publishing


You will learn through lectures, project work, student-led projects and presentations, workshops, online learning and research, preparation of submitted work, site visits and discussions. Your final module is a substantial Major Project, which can include an approved industry project. Visiting lecturers from the industry contribute to the programme throughout the teaching year, and in many cases directly support your project work. A standard module consists of 20 timetabled hours in a combination of lectures, groupwork sessions and supervised project work. Each module also requires substantial study hours towards both individual and group assessments. Core modules: All modules are 15 credits unless stated otherwise

  • Business and Marketing in Publishing
  • The role of Editorial and Production: Managing Authors, Lists and Intellectual Property
  • Digital Publishing
  • Publishing History and Culture
  • Understanding Globalisation and International Publishing
  • Elective modules: All modules are 15 credits
  • How to Make a Book: Creating & Developing Content in Print
  • The Power of Publishing: Strategy, Diversity & Sustainability
  • Digital Product Innovation
  • Constituting Identities
  • Imagined Communities
  • Literary Cartographies
  • Genre in Context
  • Theorising Women’s Writing
  • Text and Image
  • Climate Futures: Writing the Environment
  • Major Project - Publishing and International Publishing (60 credits)
You will define and develop a project, which can take the form of either professional practice or research. This will allow you to apply and further develop the knowledge and skills gained through the taught modules.

Assessment method

Summative assessment of the programme outcomes occurs across the eight 15 credit modules and 60 credit Major Project component. Individual modules deploy a range of assessment methods which include analytical essays; examinations; assessed group and individual projects, presentations with supporting research; portfolios; professionally realistic submissions, including marketing and business plans; research-based assignments; and a substantial Major Project (which can take the form of a professional project or research dissertation, or a combination of shorter professional and research elements). Most 15-credit modules offer an individual assessment (which can be an essay, or a submission in a professional format) plus a group assignment (in which peer assessment of your contribution is likely be considered in the allocation of marks; and which may offer credit for the appropriateness of the presentation in addition to research and knowledge).

Entry requirements

You should have: - an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution - evidence of a commitment to a career in publishing (such as experience within bookselling or publishing, voluntary or professional experience on a publication) - or evidence of research into current industry conditions - IELTS 7.0 or above. - You are also encouraged to apply if you have relevant professional experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18186 Year 1
International £18186 Year 1
England £10794 Year 1
Scotland £10794 Year 1
Wales £10794 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10794 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
International Publishing at City, University of London - UCAS